White: Why would Chael come back?


During a UFC 174 media scrum, UFC president Dana White discussed and dismissed the possibility of Chael Sonnen returning to Octagon as a fighter.

"If Chael came back to me and said he wants to fight again I'd go, 'Dude, why?'" said White as transcribed by MMAMania. "The offers that this guy gets every day for stuff, he couldn't possibly do everything that he gets offered. There's no point in him fighting anymore.

"I think he went out on his own terms. He's like, 'I'm gonna choose my personal health.' There's no way. I just don't see it happening. What makes sense other than Wanderlei? And Wanderlei's going to be gone for a long time."

So what do you think UG? Will Chael fight no more forever?


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Jacinto site profile image  

6/15/14 12:38 PM by Jacinto

Dude from the way that Dana praises Chael and even mentioned he may be the one to replace him as President one day i am sure at the very least Chael will have employment by the UFC in some capacity for as long as he wants.

6ULDV8 site profile image  

6/15/14 12:11 PM by 6ULDV8

Chael is a really great, charismatic guy.  He's going to do just fine no matter what he does.   I hope it's what he wants.

jzus14 site profile image  

6/15/14 11:37 AM by jzus14

if i was bellator/viacom i would drive a truck to cali and dump it on chaels lawn and say jump to bellator as the VP,... he has a future in broadcast sports or politics, remember he is a republican, fox is a republic network, i can even see him pop in for color commentary every now and then, he is a mega star when it comes to promotion and media,

MisterHawkeMMA site profile image  

6/14/14 10:08 PM by MisterHawkeMMA

I disagree with Dana completely. We don't know what Vitor is going to look like without the juice. If Wandy didn't duck Chael, he'd of already beat Wandy (easily), could've beat Vitor at 175, and then set himself up with a title shot at Machida or Weidman. And I think his style matches up decent with either of those fighters.    If it wasn't for that silly ass ruling, I think Chael could've finally ended up winning the belt with Silva out of the picture. And even if he didn't. That's at least 3 HUGE fights. 

Jesus KO'd stayrad site profile image  

6/14/14 10:08 PM by Jesus KO'd stayrad

Why he realised he couldn't fight in July and decided himself he wouldn't be coming back.

The Sultan site profile image  

6/14/14 9:59 PM by The Sultan

Best of luck to chael in whatever he does

Glovegate site profile image  

6/14/14 9:24 PM by Glovegate

The asshurt is strong with this one.Chael's life > yours

KneeToFaceKO site profile image  

6/14/14 8:58 PM by KneeToFaceKO


iodio site profile image  

6/14/14 8:56 PM by iodio

He will be back probably.

Outlaw'd by Lytle site profile image  

6/14/14 8:09 PM by Outlaw'd by Lytle

Not a great advert for TUF with both coaches busted for PED related offences.